Dr Cristian Nitoiu is a Postdoctoral Fellow in EU-Russia relations at LSE IDEAS, a fellow of the Dahrendorf Project by the Hertie School of Governance, LSE, and Stiftung Mercator at London School of Economics and Political Science
The elephant in the room at Riga
Russia was everywhere and nowhere at the recent Eastern Partnership summit in Riga.
EU policy towards the eastern neighbourhood
What can the European Parliament do?
Barroso's farewell speech
In his parting speech, Barroso argued that the EU is, ‘now better prepared than we were before to face a crisis, if...
China is already sitting in Russia’s backyard
China is already sitting in Russia’s backyard. Perhaps this might encourage the EU to try a little harder with its...
Europe is (still) failing to understand Russia’s actions in Crimea
The EU has been right to interpret Russia’s foreign policy as both chaotic and driven by short-sighted or...
Between legality and legitimacy: Romania’s fight against corruption
Romania has made vital steps in developing its institutional capabilities to deal with corruption. The way that such...